Friday, December 15, 2017

Multi Photo Page with Canon and Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a Christmas themed scrapbook page, using the Urban Oasis Collection by Quick Quotes, and my Canon iP8720 printer.  I had eight photos and wanted to use all of them on one page ~ photo strips, but with a twist!

The photos first had to be put in my photo program and arranged into strips.

All seven photos were added and then printed out. The focal photo was printed out seperately on Plus Glossy 11 photo paper by Canon.  The strip photos were printed on Pro Platinum 8"x10" photo paper by Canon. 

I cut the 8" x 10" photo into two strips of photos.  Basically right down the center strip. 

The strips are overlapped and the top strip has a tab, that was scored and adhered to the middle top photo.  Be sure and score the tab, because that will make it fold up, to reveal the second photo strip underneath. 

The focal photo is matted on red paper, from the Urban Oasis Collection and adhered to the front of the page. All that is left, to complete the page, is to embellish, title the page and journal moments. 

Quick Quotes Products:Urban Oasis Collection
Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Navy and Barn Board
Canon Products:
iP8720 Canon Printer
Pro Platatinum 8" x 10" Photo Paper
Plus Glossy11 Photo Paper

Other Products:
Scrapbook Adhesive Dimensional Foam Squares
Winter Embellishments
Buttons Galore and More 
Divine Twine

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Holiday!!!
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Holiday Inspiration with Alicia!

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia with you today.

I am still playing along with this month's challenge: Use a Die Cut.  I have used my electronic cutter to create a simple but elegant pop up card.

This beauty of this cut file is that is includes a written sentiment for which I used a metallic silver pen. The cut file even included the perfect size envelope which I cut from the background paper for a perfect match! It was so easy to assemble and I believe anyone would display it proudly. 

I simply manipulated the score lines and adhered the two layers together. To kick it up a notch I inked the edges with Bora Bora PowderPuff Chalking Ink and added some gems in the center of the snowflakes.

Quick Quotes Products:
Harmony 104
Cricut Simple Pop Up Cards Cart
Silver Pen

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with our December Challenge: Use a Die Cut!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Wall Art with LeeAnn!

Greetings Quick Quotes friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a wall art creation I made for Quick Quotes.

  • Cut a sheet of Windsong 12x12 in half 
  • Using a Clear Scraps stencil from a previous cross promotion, affixed the stencil using washi tape so it would not move around.
  • Next, I used a combination of Evergreen and Seafoam Powderpuff Chalk Inks to stencil in the trees. 
  • Then, I used Buttercup to stencil in the Sun Flakes... (Remember, I live in  Florida and it does not snow here.) 
  • After removing the stencil I chalked in the land drift using Warm Sand... (see below)

  • I cut this piece to size and then used a piece of my still favorite paper pack Adventure Awaits to be the back up. 
  • I searched through my stamps looking for Santa and the reindeer which I could not find so I found the image as a sticker. 
  • The sentiment is from Skipping Stones Christmas Swirls and with that my project was complete. 

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Adventure Awaits Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: EvergreenSeafoamButtercup and Warm Sand

I really hope you enjoyed my project today!
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Inspiration with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans!

Our household is busily preparing for the holidays. One our favorite traditions is sending out handmade cards to all of our friends and family. Here is one of my cards that will be going to someone special.

I created this card by layering different colors of green PowderPuff Chalking Inks (Green Leaf, Seafoam and Evergreen) on top of each other using a stamp positioner (the MISTI would work well too and is on my gift list).

I wiped off the green ink from the pinecones each time. Next - without moving the positioner - I cleaned the wreath stamp and added Mocha Mama PowderPuff ink to just the pinecones with a daubber and stamped again.

Checkout the great depth and beautiful variegated look you get from this multiple colored stamping  technique. I also added clear gems, white Liquid Applique and Cranberry Adirondack Acrylics for a little pizazz.

To finish off this card, the sentiment was mounted on a banner and matted on Quick Quotes Earth, Wind, Fire papers.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Green Leaf, Seafoam, Evergreen, Mocha Mama
Earth Wind Fire papers: 101, 108

Enjoy your day!
~ June

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Friday, December 8 - Friday, December 15, 2017
Quick Quotes is very excited to participate in the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The winter edition of the wildly popular Coffee Lover's Blog Hop is kicking off today. Quick Quotes is a super sponsor for this hop and if you play along you have a chance to win a $25 Online Gift Certificate*.
There are several days to play, so be sure you link up your project for a chance at tons of fabulous prizes by many sponsors!
  • Theme: Winter
  • Use: Coffee, Tea and or Cocoa Images
For all the important information about winners and linking up for this hop, please be sure you visit: 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
We invite you to stop on back to our blog here as we will have several Winter Coffee projects to share with you today and a few more to come  as we celebrate the love of Winter and Coffee!

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play,
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.)

June here, joining the fun with the Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! I've used our new Serenade papers and edged everything with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

The colors of this collection are perfect for this time of the year.

Christmas Gift Card Holder by June Swart

For a fun twist I made a pocket on the front for a gift card!

Also, if you use die cuts on your card, as I did, we would love to have you join our Quick Quotes Challenge this month. You can link to it here.

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade 103
Serenade 105
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Coal Miner

Thanks for joining us!
~ June
Coffee Queen by Connie Mercer
Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Mahogany, Midnight Confessions and Green with Envy
Other Products:
Stamps: Darkroom Door and Joy Claire
Steel Die: Tim Holtz
Buttons: Buttons Galore & More
Adhesive: Beacon
Thanks so much for stopping on over today!

Alicia O'Bryant created these fabulous cards with a masculine flair!

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Navy and Bora Bora
Thanks for stopping on over and we hope you enjoy the hop!
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Collage with Canon and Susie!

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today and I am sharing a Christmas layout featuring a photo collage printed on my Canon Pixma TS6020 printer.

I started with a stack of red and green scraps from the Earth Wind Fire Collection.  By layering them in the center of my page and tucking in a large kraft tag, I created a photo mat for a 5" x 7" photo.

I wanted to create a photo collage including some of my favorite Christmas ornaments. Almost every single one of my ornaments has a story or a memory associated with it and I have shared several of those stories with my children over the years. Of course I realized that scrapbooking is the best way to make sure those stories are remembered! 

The Canon Pixma TS6020 printer comes with an easy to use software package that includes several templates. I went into the Photo Layout section and selected the Bordered (x4) template. I chose a portrait orientation for my pictures, a 5" x 7" size and then I started to play! I added my first photo and typed in the name of the town where I bought that cute little angel ornament!

I was able to specify which font I wanted to use, change the size of the text and even turn it so that the text ran up the side of the photo instead of across the bottom!  I was also able to easily crop and "zoom in" on my photo so that the angel practically filled my frame!

I worked my way through each of the 4 photos I placed in this particular template.  In the final photo (see below) I actually added 2 text boxes so that I could have 2 different font sizes!

My Image Garden software makes it really easy to edit and embellish your photos. Once I was happy with everything, I loaded 5"x7" photo paper into the rear tray and sent the collage to print on my Pixma TS6020 printer. 

I think the photo collage looks perfect on the page!

I embellished with some laser cut chipboard ornaments...
...added a title with alphabet stickers...
...and included this chipboard deer in the bottom right because he is a reference to one of my ornament stories!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Earth Wind Fire 102, 108 and 105
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Clay

Canon Printer:
Canon Pixma TS6020

Other Supplies:
Want2Scrap Chipboard
Alphabet stickers

I actually created a few collages that I will be using in another project so be sure to check back later this month!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! 

~ Susie
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Off the Page with Kathi!

Greetings, it's Kathi hosting the blog!  Today I am sharing with you a 12 x 12 canvas.

I prepped the canvas with gesso and  light gel paste. I then added the Whistlin' Dixie 106, tore the two long sides adhering it to the canvas with the gel paste.

Full view of 12 x 12 canvas...

  • Detail view of turquoise glue paste used with a snow flake stencil, color sprays in green, blue and plum sprayed over the paper and the canvas.
  • Flowers and leaves arranged on the left side with pearl flourish cascading out from the floral spay.
  •  I used patterned paper to die cut the snow globe, snowflakes and the Christmas tree. Bora Bora PowderPuff Chalking Ink distressed the outside of the photo and the snow globe.

Details of snow globe

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Whistlin' Dixie: 101, 102 and 106
Bora Bora Powder Puff Chalking Ink

Other Supplies:
12 x 12 Canvas
Color Sprays- Color Wash - Sailboat Blue & Wild Plum
Lindy Stamp Gang - My Moilto Green
Glitter Paste - BoBunny Turquoise Glitter Paste
Flowers - Prima and KS4U
Dies from my stash - Snowflake, Snow Globe, 31/2" circle
BoBunny snowflake stencil

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the holidays!

Kathi Mann
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Card Inspiration with Martha!

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share a Photo Christmas Card that I made using my Canon PIXMA TS 9020 , one laser print from November Club Q and the new Sonata 104 decorated paper.

Here is my Christmas card:
Photo Christmas Card 

Creating the front of the card was very fun. I used one of the laser prints included on November Club Q and I die cut it with and ornament die cut.

  • I created a card base using whisper white card stock and covered the card front with the red side of the Sonata 104. 
  • Then I created a mat for the ornament using some Forest Pine Branches that I cut using a die cut from Memory Box and two different green decorated papers, the Chiffon 104 and the dark green included on the November Club Q. 

Photo Christmas Card 

  • I pasted the ornament on the center with double sided foam tape and embellished it with a tiny bow of red and white baker's twine. 
  • To embellish the card I added a lot white dots that I made with Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Simply White and let the card front dry for a while.

Photo Christmas Card 

  • Inside of the card the process was more simple. I just selected a family photo and decided to print it with a white border around it. 
  • Using my Canon PIXMA TS 9020, I went to the Canon Quick Menu and selected print photo and, like magic, I had a lot of options to choose from.

Photo Christmas Card 

  • When I had my canvas ready I just had to click 'Add Image' to add the photo and it was included on the indicated space and ready to print. 

Photo Christmas Card 

I used 4"x6" Canon Glossy Paper and I really love how this card looks.

Photo Christmas Card 

Quick Quotes Products:
Sonata 104
Chiffon 104
November Club Q

Canon Products:
Canon PIXMA TS9020
4"x6" Canon Glossy Paper

Other Products:
Whisper White Cardstock
Ornament and Forest Pine Branch Die Cuts by Memory Box
Red and White Baker's Twine
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Simply White

I hope my Photo Christmas Card inspires you to make something different using your family photos for your lovely family and friends!

See you soon!!
Martha Lucia
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Sweetest Moments with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a card, using the Windsong Collection by Quick Quotes.  I wanted to share with you how easy it was to add color to a die cut with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

I'm playing along with our new Challenge for December, we hope you join us!

The ivy cluster, circling the quote, is a die cut. It was cut out of white cardstock making it really easy to color it any color I needed.

I wanted the ivy to match the buttons and the card base, so I used Light Moss PowderPuff Chalk Ink by Quick Quotes.

I inked the ivy while still attached and then punched them after they were colored.  I continued to shade around the edges of the leaves adding depth to the ivy.

PowderPuff Chalk Inks are so fun to use and very user friendly. They come in all different shades and are beautifully rich in color.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Windsong Paper Pack
Windsong 500 - Quotes and Phrases
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Light Moss and Rusty Nail (retired)

Other Supplies:
Buttons Galore and More
Divine Twine
Fun Stampers Journey: Ivy die

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Challenge 81 Winners!

Happy Sunday to you!  We have some winners to announce from our Challenge 81 - "Fall Colors".

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us! Don't forget to join in on our new Challenge 82 - "Use Die-Cuts!".

Congratulations and Happy Shopping 
to our randomly selected $25 Gift Certificate Winner*:

"Top 3 Challenge Winners"
(They win a Top 3 Challenge Winner Badge to display on their blog)
#8: Autumn (Chris)
 Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play, 
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.) 
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